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President Zardari congratulates Obama  ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari congratulated his US counterpart Barack Obama on his re-election Wednesday, saying he was confident their countries' relations would "continue to prosper".   The fractious friends lurched from crisis to crisis in 2011, first over a CIA contractor who shot dead two people in Lahore, then over the US raid that found and killed Osama bin Laden, and finally over botched air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani border guards.   "President Asif Ali Zardari has warmly felicitated President Barack Obama on his re-election as the President of the United States of America," a statement issued by Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said.   "The President expressed the hope that the relationship between Pakistan and the US would continue to prosper during President Obama's new term in office."   Islamabad and Washington have been seeking to improve their relationship in recent months, with Pakistan reopening the NATO supply route to Afghanistan which it closed for six months ...
Obama PARIS: The news of Barack Obama's re-election as US President did not quite bring the world to a stop on Wednesday.   But from fruit-sellers in the heart of Africa to anti-austerity protestors on the streets of Athens, there were plenty of ordinary people willing to take a minute out of their day to express an opinion on it.   Like Angela Banda, who was selling her fruit in the morning rush-hour in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and ...
Imran Khan asks Obama to end US drone attacks  GURGAON: Imran Khan said Wednesday he hoped President Barack Obama would "give peace a chance" and stop US drone attacks now he had been re-elected.   Khan, leader of the Pakistan tehreek –e-Insaaf(PTI), has campaigned for an end to US drone strikes against suspected Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's tribal areas, saying they result in civilian casualties.   "What Pakistan would be hoping for is a de-escalation of violence now in Afghanistan and the drone attacks in Pakistan's ...
Obama win may be good news for Punjab flag-makers  RAWALPINDI: Many Pakistanis fear President Barack Obama's re-election will mean a surge in America's unpopular drone campaign, but for those making and selling US flags to burn at protests this could be good news.   Demonstrations against Washington's programme of missile strikes against suspected Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants are common in Pakistan, and no protest is complete without a Stars and Stripes being sent up in flames.   Nadeem Shah, the owner of a flag business in Rawalpindi, said ...
Obama to visit Yangon this month: Myanmar official  YANGON: Newly re-elected US President Barack Obama is to visit Yangon later this month, a Myanmar government official said Wednesday, in the latest sign of Washington's support for reforms in the former pariah state.   "Obama will come to Yangon on November 19. He will meet with the President and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi here," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding further details were unavailable because of security concerns.   "Daw" is a term of ...

 



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